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Benjamin Schweitzer takes the stand in his own defense. (Credit: The Leaf-Chronicle/Tavia D. Green) Benjamin Schweitzer takes the stand in his own defense. (Credit: The Leaf-Chronicle/Tavia D. Green)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Circuit Court jury in Clarksville has been given the case of a man accused of murdering a fellow Green Beret soldier.

The jury deliberating a verdict on a second-degree murder charge for 28-year-old Benjamin Schweitzer will consider lesser charges.

Schweitzer has been accused of killing 26-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Frederic Nicholas "Nic" Moses of the 5th Special Forces Group on March 15, 2012.

He was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with shots fired at police who responded.

Assistant District Attorney Art Bieber said in closing Thursday the state proved that Schweitzer killed Moses knowingly and intentionally.

Defense lawyer Chase Smith said there was no motive or ill will proven and that what happened was not murder but homicide.

The 26-year-old Moses was from St. Charles, Missouri.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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